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Mozart in London lecture at Queen Mary, University of London

What would have happened to the history of music if Mozart, like Handel, had decided to settle in London?

Mozart in London lecture at Queen Mary, University of London

Mozart’s turbulent 18 months in London are the subject of a lecture by leading writer and columnist Daniel Johnson.

The lecture is part of a season of events to celebrate 100 years of German at Queen Mary, University of London. It is due to take place on 16 September and asks what would have happened if Mozart, like Handel, had settled in London. It will look at the period between 1764-1765, when an eight year old Mozart arrived in London as an international celebrity, and ends with the child prodigy having written his first symphonies, but only scraping a living by playing as a ‘freak show’ in a Soho pub.

Prior to becoming a freelance commentator, Daniel Johnson worked for 20 years as a senior editor, leader writer and columnist for The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He now writes for many newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including a weekly ‘Letter from London’ column for the New York Sun.

The lecture will start at 6pm in the Drapers Theatre, Geography Building at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus. Seats can be reserved by contacting Stephanie Mannion on 020 7882 7790 or s.j.mannion@qmul.ac.uk


Discussant: Daniel Johnson | talks


Date and Time:

16 September 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End road
E1 4NS

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For more information please contact:

Stephanie Mannion
email: s.j.mannion@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7790

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